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Charles Russell DAVIS

(1849-1930)

DAVIS, Charles Russell, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Pittsfield, Pike County, Ill., September 17, 1849; moved with his father to Le Sueur County, Minn., in 1854; attended the public schools and also instructed by private tutor; was graduated from a business college at St. Paul, Minn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar March 6, 1872, and commenced practice in St. Peter, Minn.; city attorney and city clerk of St. Peter 1878-1898; prosecuting attorney of Nicollet County 1879-1889 and 1901-1903; served as captain in the Minnesota National Guard; member of the State house of representatives in 1889 and 1890; served in the State senate 1891-1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1925); chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and St. Peter, Minn., died in Washington, D.C., July 29, 1930; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, St. Peter, Minn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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